Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

SEMINARS, PRESENTATIONS, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Presented by Kenneth R. Robertson, Illinois Natural History Survey
 

2008

 

  • The Tallgrass Prairie: Origins, Ecology, and People, Clark-Lindsey Village Retirees

2007

 

  • Botany Unit, "Botany in a Day", East-Central Illinois Master Gardener Program, Champaign
  • The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, Annual Banquet
  • Plants Close-up: The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits, Environmental Education Association of Illinois, Annual Meeting and Conference, workshop
  • Mastering Plant Families. Advanced class for Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs, University of Illinois Extension [6 full-day sessions]
  • Botany Unit, "Botany in Half-a-Day", East-Central Illinois Master Naturalist Program, Anita Purvis Nature Center, Champaign
  • Field trip for Master Naturalists to Don Gardner Prairie, Loda Cemetery Prairie, and Prospect Cemetery
  • Field trip to Prospect Cemetery Prairie and to Meadowbrook Prairie, UIUC NRES Plant Propagation class, 22 persons
  • Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits. Peoria Park District, "Autumn in the Oak Woods" special event

2006

 

  • Introduction to Endangered Plant Species; Rantoul Garden Club
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits; Midwest Museum of Natural History, Sycamore, Illinois
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits; Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County, Lowden State Park
  • Introduction to Endangered Plant Species; Garden Club of Decatur
  • Botany Unit, "Botany in Half-a-Day", East-Central Illinois Master Naturalist Program, Lake-of-the Woods, Mahomet

2005

 

  • Short outdoor presentation on prairie on a walk as part of a symposium entitled Walking as Knowing as Making: a Peripatetic Investigation of Place, sponsored by UIUC College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits, Lake Elizabeth Nature Center and Botanical Garden, Palos Heights
  • Conserving Biodiversity — An Example from Illinois (Temperate North America) with Comparisons to Central Asia, Distinguished Lecture series sponsored by Rutgers University, Smarquand State University and Botany Institute of the Uzbek National Academy of Sciences, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; National Academy of Science, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • The Role of Photographic Images in Biodocumentation, Training course in Biodocumentation and Biotechnology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Bishket, Kyrgyzstan
  • Floristic Inventories — Examples from Illinois and Kyrgyzstan, Training course in Biodocumentation and Biotechnology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Bishket, Kyrgyzstan

2004

 

  • Prairie plants and their use in landscape settings. Southern Illinois Ground Maintenance School Conference, Collinsville
  • Diversity of Native Plants. Panel on Naturalists Perspective: Why Use Native Plants? as part of Conference on Using Native Plants in Landscaping, UIUC Cooperative Extension and EIU, Champaign
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits. Eastern Illinois University Botany Club, Charleston
  • A closer look at the prairie. Part of PrairieShare program, Anita Purvis Nature Center, Urbana, organized by Urbana Park District and Robert Allerton Park
  • Early surveys by Henry Allan Gleason of the vegetation found in Illinois sand deposits, Lost Mound Sand Prairie Conference, Galena
  • The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, Macomb Park District, Earth Day celebration
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits, White Prairie Fringed Orchid Working Group, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • The Wealth of Diversity in Illinois Native Plants Suitable for Landscaping, Master Gardner's Program, Kankakee
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits, The Wild Ones, Rockford Chapter
  • The Tallgrass PrairieCommunity in Illinois. Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Prairie Crossing Conservation Community
  • Field trip to Revis Hill Prairie, Mason County, for NSF PEET meeting
  • The Tallgrass Prairie: Origins, Ecology, People, at PrairieFest, Geneva, Illinois

2003

 

  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem in Illinois, Lake Forest Garden Club.
  • The Wealth of Diversity in Illinois Native Plants Suitable for Landscaping, Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur.
  • Lead field trip to Loda and Prospect cemetery prairies for participants in a symposium, "Nature as Local Heritage: New Approaches to Biodiversity and Conservation Territories in Africa," organized by Tom Bassett, UIUC Geography Department; persons from France and French-speaking countries in Africa, The Netherlands, UIUC, and UCLA. With Paul Marcum.
  • Coordinating plant and ecology parts of prairie exhibit to be installed in INHS Mobile Laboratory
  • The Prairie as a Place, invited presentation to dedicate the new Prairie Visitor Station at the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
  • The Tallgrass Prairie — Origins, Ecology, People presented to Life on the Prairie Workshop, Robert Allerton Park, teacher's workshop organized by the University of Illinois
  • Prairie Plants Close-up: The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits, part of Blooming Prairie Flowers: A Day to Celebrate Summer Wildflowers, Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria
  • A Flower by Any Other Name — Prairie Plant Morphology for Identification / Photographing Prairie Plants for Interactive Keys, Biodiversity Workshop for teachers, "Advanced Species Descriptions and Keys", University of Illinois [20 teachers and educators]
  • Field trip for UIUC Library and Information Sciences Ecology Group and others to Loda Cemetery Prairie and Prospect Cemetery Prairie
  • The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, The Natural Garden, St. Charles
  • Prairie Plants Close-Up — The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits. Sixth Central Illinois Prairie Conference, Parkland College, Champaign
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem — Land Use Ecology (Landscape Architecture 350) class at UIUC, Urbana
  • The Wealth of Diversity in Illinois Native Plants Suitable for Landscaping, Decatur Garden Club
  • Prepared panels on several topics for the Tallgrass Prairie display for the INHS Mobile Laboratory.

2002

 

  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem in Illinois (presented 3 times) plus Prairie Plants Close-up. Part of a Plant Talk and Volunteer Workday, Highland Park, Illinois, Park District.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem in Illinois. Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem in Illinois. St. Xavier University, Chicago
  • Landscaping with Illinois Native Plants — a Wealth of Diversity. Illinois Master Gardener Program, Bourbonnais.
  • Put together section on Botany/Herbarium for display at UIUC Main Library entitled Illinois Natural History Survey Biological Collections; on display 11 June — (Assisted by Rick Phillippe)
  • Our Prairie Legacy. Teachers Workshop, Our Champaign County Environment. Middle Fork River Forest Preserve.
  • Prairie Plants. Teachers Workshop, Habitats, School Yard Habitats. Parkland College.
  • Inspirations from the Prairie: Ecology, Art, and Literature, Prairieview Nature Center, Crystal Lake.
  • Site visit to Neubert Elementary School, Algonquin, IL to discuss potential prairie garden
  • Inspirations from the Prairie: Ecology, Art, and Literature, Elderhostel Program UIUC.
  • Inspirations from the Prairie: Ecology, Landscaping, and Art, Morton Arboretum, Certificate Award Ceremony.
  • Fall prairie plants, photographic display and live demonstration of dissections, Anita Purvis Nature Center open house.
  • Field trip to Meadowbrook and Busey Woods, students from Olympia High School, with Derek Liebert.
  • The Orchid Family Up Close, Illini Orchid Club, UIUC
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem and also Prairie Plants Close-up, Robert Allerton Park.
  • The Wealth of Diversity in Illinois Native Plants Suitable for Landscaping, Champaign/Urbana Master Gardeners, coordinated by the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension.
  • Site visit to prairie restoration at Olympia High School, McLean County.
  • Planning With Plants in Illinois, Natural Areas Study Group of Champaign-Urbana. The presentation discussed the history of the natural areas preservation movement in Illinois.

2001

  • The tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Champaign County Audubon Society.
  • Pollination on the Prairie (with Brenda Molano-Flores). Grand Prairie Friends of Illinois, Urbana.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois. Natural Heritage Preservation Society, Eastern Illinois University.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem. Vermilion County Audubon Society.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem. Ballard Nature Center, Altamont, Illinois.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois. Two classes at Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem. REI, Inc. store, Oakbrook, Illinois
  • Landscaping with Illinois Native Plants-a Wealth of Diversity. Illinois Master Gardener Conference, Collinsville.
  • Prairie Plants Close-up. Peoria Park District.
  • Introduction to the Prairie + Prairie Plants Close-up. Prairies in our Midst: a workshop designed for educators, community leaders, and homeowners. Montessori School of Lake Forest, Illinois.
  • Illinois Natives: Great Plants for Out-of-play Areas. Central Illinois Golf Course Superintentent's Association Annual Education Seminar. Bloomington, Illinois.

2000

  • Landscaping with Illinois Native Plants-a Wealth of Diversity. Southern Illinois Grounds Maintenance School, Collinsville, Illinois. University of Illinois Extension.
  • Endangered plant species of Illinois. Parkland College.
  • Native woody plants of Illinois. Illini Foresters Club annual banquet.
  • The tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Missouri Horticultural Society, St. Louis.
  • Plants and Planning in Illinois. Invited speaker to Main CBA Symposium, "Systematics and Bioconservation", Canadian Botanical Society Annual Meeting, London Ontario.
  • Field trip to hill prairies at Pere Marquette State park for Missouri Horticultural Society and St. Louis chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.
  • Landscaping with Illinois Native Plants-a Wealth of Diversity. Master Gardners' Program, Onarga, Illinois.
  • Inspirations from the Prairie: Ecology, Landscaping, Art. Invited speaker to certificate awards ceremony, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois.
  • Major Issues in Biodiversity. Lecture to Environmental Literature class, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois.
  • Inspirations from the Prairie: Ecology, Art, and Literature. Invited speaker for University-wide seminar, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois.
  • Native Plants Close-up. Ecowatch regional dinner program, Byron, Illinois

1999

  • Floating Gardens: The Island of Madeira. Urbana Adult Education, Travel and Adventure Series.
  • Native Plants of Illinois-a Wealth of Diversity. Tri-County Gardening Day, University of Illinois Extension, Master Gardeners. Illinois Central College, Peoria.
  • Program in field on The tallgrass prairie ecosystem for a seminar series entitled "Nature and Human Society on Three Continents", funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to the University of Illinois.
  • Morgan, D. R., K. R. Robertson, C. S. Campbell. 1999. Origin of the fruits of Maloideae s.l. XVI International Botanical Congress Abstracts, St. Louis, page 39.
  • Native Plants of Illinois-a Wealth of Diversity. University of Illinois Extension, Master Gardeners, Champaign.
  • The tallgrass prairie in Illinois. Interpreting Nature series, Moraine View State Park.
  • Prairie plants close-up: the beauty of their flowers and fruits and adaptations for pollination and dispersal. Fifth Central Illinois Prairie Conference, Parkland College, Champaign.
  • Prairie on the Edge - The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem in Illinois. Colorado State University.
  • Generic Delimitation and the Origin of the Pome Fruit in Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae. Colorado State University.
  • Landscaping with Illinois Native Plants-a Wealth of Diversity. Illinois Native Plant Society, East-Central Chapter.

1998

  • The tallgrass prairie in Illinois. Parkland College, Champaign
  • Exotic and Invasive species in Illinois, with John Marlin, Strategic Planning
  • The tallgrass prairie ecosystem, NRES class, Tony Endress
  • The tallgrass prairie ecosystem, NRES class, Mark David
  • Using native plants in gardens, St. Louis Chapter, Rock Garden Society of America, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Native plants of Illinois. Shawnee National Forest, Harrisburg
  • Field demonstration on hill prairies at Site M, Cass County, Illinois. IDNR/SAMS meeting
  • The tallgrass prairie in Illinois. Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
  • The tallgrass prairie in Illinois. Plant Biology 102, U of I
  • The tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Wabash Valley Audubon Society, Terre Haute, Indiana

1997

  • Summary of research on Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae. Mini-symposium on Maloideae, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The tallgrass prairie, Red Bison club, U of I
  • Short class on prairie, Parkland College
  • The tallgrass prairie, The Wild Ones, Byron Chapter
  • Lead field trip to Gensburg-Markham Prairie, Grand Prairie Friends
  • Some botanical gardens of Europe, Botany Club, Eastern Illinois University
  • Morphological variation in Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae, Rosaceae '97, Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Current status of Chamaemeles (Rosaceae: Maloideae) in Madeira, Rosaceae '97, Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Featured in article "This is Our Land", a special report by Cynthia Van Hazinga. Family Circle Easy Gardening magazine, Summer 1997
  • The Tallgrass prairie in Illinois, Izaak Walton League, Champaign

1996

  • Eleventh Annual Nature of Illinois Workshop. Conservation 2000. Critical Trends in Illinois Prairies. Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Schaumburg, Illinois. [with Bob Lieberman]
  • The tallgrass prairie ecosystem and prairie restorations. Lecture to Restoration Ecology class, University of Illinois
  • The prairie ecosystem, with an emphasis on hill prairies. Peoria Academy of Sciences Annual Banquet
  • Tallgrass and hill prairie ecosystems of Illinois. Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, Champaign, Illinois
  • The tallgrass prairie in Illinois, both slide presentations and poster display. PrairieFest, Oswego
  • Leader of educational trip to Canada for International Agriculture Students Association, University of Illinois (June 15, 8 days)
  • The 1996 IASA Trip to Canada. Slide presentation with Jack Wozek, International Agriculture Students Association, University of Illinois
  • Prairies in the Prairie State. Rockford Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Plant Photography. University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, Champaign, Gardening and Landscaping Workshops for Adults. [With Amanda S. Robertson]
  • Hill prairies and sand prairies of Illinois. Illinois Native Plant Society, East-Central Chapter, annual meeting address
  • Systematics-contributing to the knowledge and conservation of biological diversity. Fall 1996 Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Biology Division Seminar, Argonne National Laboratory

1995

  • Co-leader of educational trip to Brazil for International Agriculture Students Association, University of Illinois
  • Recent habitat loss on hill prairies in Illinois: 50 years of change. Seminar to Forestry Department, University of Illinois
  • The tallgrass prairie. Lecture to Plant Biology 102, University of Illinois.
  • The diversity and phylogeny of the Rosaceae. Seminar to Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University
  • The tallgrass prairie. Lecture to Students for Environmental Concern, University of Illinois
  • Plant Photography. University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, Allerton Park. Gardening and Landscaping Workshops for Adults. [With Amanda S. Robertson]
  • The Natural Diversity of Illinois. "Science, Technology, & Society", an Interagency Project sponsored by Illinois Board of Higher Education and held at the Taft Campus (Lowden State Park), Northern Illinois University
  • Plant families of the prairie. Prairie Plants Closeup: A Workshop on Identification and Ecology. ParkLands Foundation and John Wesley Powell Chapter of the Audubon Society, Lexington, Illinois. [With Scott Simon]
  • Illinois Hill Prairies. Annual Dinner and Meeting of ParkLands Foundation, Lexington, Illinois.
  • The tallgrass prairie. Lecture to Plant Biology 102, University of Illinois.
  • The tallgrass prairie. Lecture to Land Use Ecology class, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
  • The tallgrass prairie. Presentation to the Champaign/Urbana Herb Society

1994

  • The tallgrass prairie. Douglas-hart Nature Center, Mattoon, Illinois
  • Roses & Prairies. Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois
  • Plant Photography. University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, Allerton Park. Gardening and Landscaping Workshops for Adults. [With Amanda S. Robertson]
  • Recent habitat loss on hill prairies in Illinois. Fourth Central Illinois Prairie Conference, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois. [With Mark W. Schwartz].
  • Plant families of the prairie. Fourth Central Illinois Prairie Conference, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois. [With Scott Simon].
  • Recent habitat loss on hill prairies in Illinois. Eastern Illinois University Botany Club
  • The tallgrass prairie. Lecture to Plant Biology 102. University of Illinois
  • The tallgrass prairie. Lecture to Land Use Ecology class, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois

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